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single round missing. this is the gun that killed stone. wolfe: you pull the trigger? he paid me to. he said it wouldn't come back to me. who paid you? jerry blackburn? no, matthew. turn around. turn around! come on. (handcuffs clicking) let's go. ♪ so you're saying that your best friend had you shoot him in the head? frankly, i thought you'd have a more authentic story than that, raj. it's the truth. and all that talk about not wanting the money-- that was a lie. it's funny how naive you can be at 20. i thought money was evil. i got older, i saw matt's life, his mansion, his private jet-- i wanted that, too.
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i wanted my money. you think i'm still clomping around in birkenstocks going to sweat lodges? i want my share! you gave it up... when you walked out on me and the business we started. yeah, that's right-- our business. i deserve the billions just as much as you do. tv on. weatherman: ...another gorgeous sunny afternoon... shower on. (shower running) stereo on! (music blasting) what the hell are you doing? you think you can drown me out? if you want the money so bad... then earn it. earn it how? kill me. complicated way to commit suicide. i thought it was the cancer talking. then he showed me the prototype for the pw-ten. he was serious. i designed it myself. you want me to kill you with this? you're out of your mind. do you want the money or not?
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(beeping) (gunshot) matt planned everything. so he had you hack into heidi taylor's phone... to frame an innocent girl in your place? matt said she wouldn't be, said there was a reason to do it that way. and he didn't share that reason with you. no. he said it was the only way to save tim's life. his dead brother? it didn't make any sense; i didn't argue. his plan for me was clear. and the inheritance was a payment for killing him. he had me change the will the same day. have a seat, please. so if stone's dying of cancer, why would he go to all the trouble to kill himself? 'cause he's sending a message. he could've done that online,
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he could've had a press conference... he would've had no credibility. that's why he selected heidi taylor. and again, why heidi taylor? it could've been anyone. he knew it was the last place blackburn would have looked. you have got to be kidding me. so you're saying that someone's trying to pin the murder on me? just like a power-crat, trying to blame the working class. we actually think he was trying to draw attention to you for a different reason. did he ever give you anything? oh, you mean when he came down here and we shared a hookah? look, i have been e-mailing that douche for over a year now, and he only just sent me a "dear insert-name-here." boa vista: can we see that e-mail? it wasn't electronic. it was... it was snail mail-- one of those form letters. do you still have it? wolfe: "and thank you again for taking the time to share your concerns. "we look forward to hearing from you again. sincerely-- mathew stone, ceo." it certainly sounds like a form letter. yeah. you know, calleigh, the logo on this
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is in ink, it's raised... i think it's magnetic stripping. i think you've been reading too many spy books. i'm not kidding; take a look. it's possible. credit card companies use magnetic stripping to store personal information. maybe matthew embedded information on this for us to find. okay, here we go. you were right. "2:30, overwatch point, pw-ten, 10,000 units"" calleigh, those are the details of a weapons sale. overwatch point is the headquarters of a private military contractor. those guns weren't just prototypes. jerry blackburn lied. he's been mass producing faulty weapons. ryan, this deal's going down now. we got to go. let's go. (indistinct voice over phone) blackburn.
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coming up night, victims remembered in the shooting rampage in tucson a year ago. a date has been set for the special election to fill the seat for convicted councilman thomas. a happy ending for a missing search and rescue dog. another tebow miracle in denver. see you tonight after "csi miami."
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thanks, mom. who are you calling "mom"? dunkin' sausage pancake bites, delicious like mom's, only easier to carry -- get three for $1.59. i see. ♪ (tires screech)
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yeah, let me call you back. is there a problem? want to get out of the car, please? this transaction has been cancelled. on what grounds? on the grounds you're selling defective weapons. the atf approved our designs... the atf has revoked your license. we let them know you falsified test results of the prototypes. you have no proof of that. matthew stone pointed us in the right direction. matthew... wanted the impossible. the perfect gun-- there is no such thing. i'm not gonna let you sell those weapons, jerry. they're not ready. do you realize how leveraged we are on this thing?
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i'm ceo now-- i say what's ready. then i'll go to the press, and we'll see what the authorities say when they find out... you're delusional. the cancer treatment impaired your thinking. who do you think's gonna listen to you? nobody. (sighs) i couldn't let him bankrupt solamyrge on his obsession. i was just trying to protect the company. you just protected yourself into a penitentiary. take him, frank. turn around. turn around, put your hands behind your back. (handcuffs clicking) let's go. hey, so, uh, i heard you got into it with sam today. (snorts) yeah. yeah, not really sure how to clear the air on that one. (sighs): yeah. um...
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i think this'll do the trick. you sure about this? (smacks lips) yeah, you need it more than i do. hey, wolfe, don't look at me like that. (laughing): what look? we've been down this road before, when natalia first got here. oh. let's not do that again. yeah, let's not. (clears throat) besides, man... you don't think you really have a shot with samantha, do you? no, no. so we're, uh, we're cool? we're cool. thanks, man. you're welcome. you rea... you don't... you don't think i have a shot? well, maybe.
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♪ hey. come here, you got to see this. hey, man, look, if one more person tells me how this phone's gonna change my life... will you just look? i found this hidden on stone's phone. i bet you're wondering why it had to be like this. it was my last resort. the only way i could get people to believe me. no one knew what i had put in motion. but i knew the officers of the miami-dade police department could decipher my message. i needed people with no agenda, people who could right a wrong, who would follow an investigation no matter where it went. we make choices every day. some we're conscious of, others we're not. these choices...
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they affect others, not just ourselves, and... not always in good ways. for that, i'm truly sorry. but we all must follow our own path, no matter where it leads. ♪ i hope i can be forgiven for my mistakes. i'm not perfect. but then again, none of us are. ♪ these choices...
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they're up to all of you now, and i pray you make them with the same ethic i've tried to live by. ♪ in the end... that's all that matters, is that you tried to leave this place a little better than when you got here. ♪ the time is now. captioning sponsored by cbs,c.s.i. productions and toyota. just ahead, another day of remembrance in tucson. gop presidential hopefuls on the attack. another tebow miracle in denver. 9 news now is next. tinue to hold. the next avai claims representative will be with you in 97 minutes.
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>> congresswoman gabrielle giffords making a rare public appearance at a candlelight vigil in tucson. hello, everybody. i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this sunday night. she led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance on the one year anniversary of that shooting rampage. she stepped on to a stage tonight to cheers from thousands after a day-long series of events to remember the 19 people struck by gunfire. six of the victims died. the youngest a 9-year-old girl. >> to lead us in the pledge of allegiance, welcome home congresswoman. >> reporter: arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords appeared measured but confident sunday night. she led the pledge of allegiance at a candlelight vigil for victims of the shooting that nearly killed her one year ago. >> one nation under god,
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indivisible with liberty and justice for all. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: giffords and tucson have come a long way in a year. it was just after 10:00 a.m. on january 8, 2011, when life there changed. giffords was making an appearance outside a safeway store when a gunman started firing. she was shot in the head. among the dead a federal judge and 9-year-old christina taylor green. suzy was shot three times and watched her young friend, christina, die. she said the weekend's events are helping her heal. >> i can't bring christina back but i can take her with me forward. seeing all these people doing the same and getting out warms my heart. >> reporter: giffords has amazed her doctors with her recovery and even return to washington to make an appearance on capitol hill last summer. but she still has a long way to go. giffords return to the shooting
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scene for the first time saturday. her husband tweeted this picture to her pointing where she parked her car that day. as for the accused gunman, he pleaded not guilty to 49 charges. he is receiving treatment for mental illness in a missouri prison while awaiting trial. cbs news. >> gifford's husband named each victim who died at the vigil. mark kelly also said those who were injured have shown that healing is indeed possible. president barack obama called the congresswoman today, noting her incredible road to recovery. the white house says the president expressed amazement at the courage and determination that giffords has shown in the aftermath of the shooting. the 41-year-old giffords spent the last year in houston undergoing physical and speech therapy. she's able to walk and talk and actually vote in congress. the three term congresswoman has four months to decide whether to seek re-election. she wasn't there but about a mile and a half from the white house, congresswoman giffords was honored in one of
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washington's most historic charges, as part of a nationwide campaign today called too many victims whose aim was to draw attention to the continuing playing of gun violence in the u.s. matt jablow has that story. >> darkness cannot drive out darkness. only light can do that. >> reporter: and so it was tonight that dozens of electric candles were light at the shiloh baptist church in northwest washington on the one year anniversary of the shooting in tucson, which left six people dead and 13 others injured, including congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >> tonight, each of us will light a candle against the darkness of gun violence. >> reporter: the candlelight vigil and prayer service organized by the brady campaign to end gun violence was held to honor not only the victims of the tucson shooting but all 30,000 people who died in the u.s. in 2011 alone as a result of gun violence. >> it's not an easy road to
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walk. >> reporter: nora dean jeffries whose daughter was shot to death in southeast washington in 2010 was one of tonight's speakers. >> i will never see my daughter get married, finish college. she didn't even attend the prom. >> reporter: tonight's event here at shiloh baptist was one of 60 similar events in 22 states all across the country where poignant remembrances of the victims of gun violence mixed with passionate calls for increased regulations of guns. >> i was put in the most dangerous situation of my entire life and nearly killed. >> reporter: collin was shot four times during the 2007 massacre at virginia tech. he now travels the country for the brady campaign, trying, he says, to send a simple but powerful message, which he shared tonight. >> we are on the side of angels. and they're working together, we can help save lives. >> reporter: in northwest washington, matt jablow, 9 news now. >> according to the brady campaign, about 100,000 people are shot every year in the u.s.
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that's about 270 people every day. tomorrow a montgomery county police officer will receive the congressional bravery award. officer edward patton, jr., is among some 20 police officers from across the country to receive the award. the washington examiner reports he's being honored for his bravery during the 2010 hostage situation at the discovery communications building in silver spring, maryland. officer patton went inside the building to help the hostages. the gunman, james lee, was shot and killed by police. may 14th is the day for a special election to fill the seat vacated by former d.c. councilman harry thomas, jr. thomas resigned from the d.c. council thursday night, hours before entering guilty pleas to stealing more than $350,000 from city youth programs. the source close to the election process informed 9 news now today that the may 14th date for the special election to ward 5 done test will be -- ward 5 contest will
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be open to every political persuasion. they will serve his remaining term. it will come 11 days after he's sentenced for a theft and tax fraud. he's facing up to four years in prison. d.c. law says he could seek office again upon his release. republican presidential candidates put on the attack in a debate this morning, just two days before the new haimp shire pry -- hampshire primary. there were several sharp exchanges and front-runner mitt romney was a primary target. [ no audio ] >> obviously, some problems with that piece. we'll try to get back to it. in their last debate before tuesday's new hampshire primary, the polls show mitt romney has a fairly substantial lead. >> if his record was so great as governor of massachusetts, why didn't you run for re- election. >> can we drop a little of the pious baloney? the fact is you ran in '94 and lost. that's why you weren't serving
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in the senate with rick santorum. >> you have a surprised look on your face. >> we've got to nominate a leader if we're going to replace someone who's not a leader. >> the problem with paul is all the things they're worried about he'll do day one. we can't stay in 130 countries, get involved in nation building, have 900 bases overseas. >> from here down to rick santorum i see insiders, individuals who have been the big spending republicans in washington, d.c. >> i want to be very clear with the people here in new hampshire and this one. i will always put my country first. >> well-known washington figure, tony blankly has died. he was 63 years old. he served as press secretary to newt gingrich during the 1990's. he was also an executive vice- president with the ettleman public relations firm here in washington, a speechwriter in the reagan administration and a page editor of the washington
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times. he died saturday night in northwest washington. he had stomach cancer. there's been a string of robberies in northwest over the past 24 hours. police are not sure if they're connected, but they say the robberies happened within 30 minutes along porter street, 39th street and warren street all in northwest. last night three other robberies all happened within two hours along kennedy street, church road and newton place. no one has been seriously injured in these attacks but one victim says she was struck by an assay laboratory. another says -- an assailant. another says he was punched. a visit from president obama is often a cause for excitement. turns out this isn't the case, because residents thought they had more time to park, and they point to the signs that went up thursday night to make their point. the warning say they had until 9:00 a.m. friday morning, but that time was scratched out overnight to say 6:00 a.m. so hours before the president showed up at a neighborhood
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restaurant for a meeting, the city's d.p.w. started ticketing and towing the cars in the 1400 block of 21st street. >> all the cars are getting towed away, and that was just wondering why. so i would have been pretty upset. >> i'm not going to pay it. i'll just send it in. you know, because i don't think it was enough time, and i live here. it's not like i park here to work or anything. i live here. so i don't think i should have to pay a ticket, $50 ticket. >> and sure enough, 9 news now has been told they won't have to pay the ticket after all. here's what the police chief said after 9 news now contacted metropolitan police. at this time we're trying to determine who changed the posted signs on those signs. either way, all of the tickets issued will be voided at no cost to the vehicle owners. tonight, there's a recall for rugula pastries, sold in
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maryland, new jersey and massachusetts. the fda says the packaging neglected to list eggs as a main ingredient. so far, nobody has become stick. the recall batch was distributed between november 2nd and december 22nd. we've got the upc number and more information on our website at wusa9.com for all that information. still to come on 9 news now this sunday night. >> he said, you have your dog tonight. he'll be at home with you tonight. >> she got a happy ending for a missing search and rescue dog. stay with us for that. and a terrifying fall for a young woman when her bungee cord snapped. and as we're kicking off for another work week on monday, here's a look at your wakeup weather. make sure you've got your coat on in the morning and bring out the umbrella. a chilly start in the 30s. by 9:00, 35 30á to 35. a chance for showers and flurries. we'll talk about that when i come back.
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violence today at the occupy oakland site in california. six people were arrested in downtown oakland on charges of vandalism, assaulting a police officer and possession of explosives. it happened during an
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antipolice march saturday night. protesters broke windows in the cruisers, vandalized a media van, threw bottles at officers and actually lit a fire. an update tonight to a story about a search and rescue dog that went missing. we first told you about this last night. the dog was located late last night after he vanished from a training session. boy, maryland surae chinn checked with the dog's handler and the people who found him. >> reporter: vito and his handler, sonya heritage are back together again after a frantic three-day search. friends and volunteers are stopping by. >> i'm glad you got it back. >> yeah. good boy. good boy. >> reporter: so where he had gone to? >> i was seeing a flier. the next thing i saw him. >> reporter: vito had trotted into his glass shop. volunteers had been searching all this area. he went missing about a quarter mile from here in the woods before he was found in this
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auto body shop. >> like every day, we were bringing the dog here, and play with him. and show that somebody one day was going to come and ask us. >> reporter: but it was rodriguez who saw the flier late last night with vito's picture on it. he called his brother and that's when dog and handler were reunited. sonya came to see the family again today. >> thank you so much. >> we're very happy that they got their dog back, you know. because this is very good, sometimes you don't get it back. >> reporter: the dog will take a week off before he goes back into training. he's tapped to take over his father's position as a certified search and rescue dog. >> so many things it could have gone so many different ways. somebody found him that appreciated him and did the right thing and they're an angel. >> oh, i love you so much. i love you so much. >> reporter: in bowie, surae
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chinn, 9 news now. turning elsewhere, an early morning shooting leaves a d.c. man dead. david lee robinson of northwest washington was shot to death just before 2:30 this morning. it happened near 58th and foot street in northeast. tonight, police are offering a reward of up to 25dz,000 for anybody who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. cars smashed into a green bay, wisconsin, home this weekend leaving two people critically injured. the crash caused a gas leak at the home. two other people inside the residence managed to escape injury. no word tonight on what caused the driver to lose control. young australian woman is lucky to be alive after a bungee cord snapped about 60 feet above a river. the current began to drag her toward the rapids. the 22-year-old had to dive down multiple times to free her ropes from the rocks.
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>> it went black. i felt like i had been slapped all over. when i was first hauled out of the water, they put me on my back, and so all the water that i had inhaled meant that i couldn't breathe. so i made them roll me on to my side and that's when i started coughing out water and blood. >> amazingly she only suffered bruises. some 50,000 people make that bungee jump every year. coming up on 9 news now tonight, why you might have seen some metro riders without their pants today. and after a great weekend, can we keep the warm temperatures around next week as we head back to school and work? anny's back with your forecast.

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